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JOURNEYS OF TREKKING TO HILLTRIBES VILLAGE OF NORTHERN THAILAND

Welcome to colorful, exotic and endlessly fascinating Thailand! AVT offers the chance to explore distinct Thai regions and experience the lifestyle and unique traditions. From the cultural delights of Bangkok to see the amazing train where trails on the railway market (local named: Talaad Rom-Hoob), take a traditional boat on Damnoen Saduak Floating Market continue to Kanchanaburi to see the historic of the soldiers who died during WWII. Relaxing & swimming at Erawan Waterfall and lastly enjoy heritage view by Thai traditional dinner on Rice Barge Boat and full guided tour to Ayutthaya the former capital city of Thailand. Experience on trekking in Mae Taeng area including elephant feeding & bathing and bamboo rafting.

Highlights of the journey:

  • Experience to Thai way of Life of Bangkok Canal with a short boat trip
  • Visit Wat Pho, known as documentary heritage for Asia and Pacific
  • BANGKOK GRAND PALACE
  • Discover the World Heritage in Ayutthaya
  • Observe how Candy cotton with Roti crepes is made
  • Experience of taking night sleeping train to Chiang Mai
  • Trekking experience in Mae Taeng area, Chiang Mai
  • Elephant feeding & bathing and bamboo rafting
  • Praying the famous and religious relics Buddha at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

Start:

Bangkok (Thailand)

Finish:

Chiang Mai  (Thailand)

Length of the trip:

8 days/ 7 nights

Tour Code:

AVT30

Price Includes

 

  • Meals as stated (B = breakfast, L = lunch & D = dinner).
  • Entrance fees as mentioned.
  • 2 Domestic flights
  • Room tax.

Price Excludes

  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry & etc.
  • Supplement charges for Festive season.
  • Other tours & meals than mentioned in the program.
  • Early check-in and/or late check-out at hotels.
  • Service charges, VAT and baggage handling.
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Itinerary

Day 1BANGKOK ARRIVAL

Upon your arrival in Bangkok, deplane and follow signs to Immigration, located one level above baggage claim. Descend elevator to collect baggage. After clearing customs, proceed to the Arrival lobby and look for your sign. Our friendly representative will assist your family with luggage and help with your transfer to your comfortable hotel for check-in.

Overnight in BANGKOK

Meals: Not included

Day 2Bangkok – Klong (canal tour) - Wat Arun – Wat Pho

Breakfast at the hotel

Travel by motor launch on the picturesque Chao Phraya River and canals, or Klongs, to observe the serene family homes and temples along the waterways. You will pass the famous Royal Barges, excellent samples of Thai craftsmanship and Visit Bangkok Grand Palace where you will experience 2 part of royal ground and royal temple “emerald buddha temple “Then visit Wat Pho, one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok.

Overnight in BANGKOK

Meals: Breakfast is included

Day 3Bangkok – A Day in A Life to Ayutthaya – Night train to Chiang Mai

Breakfast at the hotel

Drive to explorer Ayutthaya city & it’s ruin. To truly appreciate the history in Thailand, no holiday would be complete without a visit to Ayutthaya. This historic city was the second capital of the Kingdom of Siam, There are 34 kings to govern the territory until the end of it by an invasion of the nearby territory in 2310 B.E.   It results in Ayutthaya Empire has stayed long about 417 years and a prosperous international trading port, from 1350 until razed by the Burmese in 1767. The ruins of the old city now form the Ayutthaya Historical Park, an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues.  Visit Ayutthaya Historical Park declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. First stop at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, is not just an important historical site, but it was also considered as the spiritual center for Thais. It is strategically located within the grounds of the Royal Palace. Next to visit at Wat Mahathat an unseen tourist attraction where you could see buddha head enshrine in the three. These temples also enshrine buddha lyric from the past 600 years.

Stop for lunch at local restaurant in Ayutthaya.

Afterward proceed to the local market to discover Candy Cotton or ” Roti Saimai ” it’s become the province signature desert snack. You will be amazed to see this product available throughout Ayutthaya. This candy floss rolled sweets feature threads of crunchy sugar enshrouded in a steaming is wrapped in soft paper-thin, Pandan-flavoured crepes or in other different color. You can see the how it made and enjoy to taste it. Probably this Thai-style cotton candy and sweet crepes can be your favorite snack for your next visit to Thailand.

Last visit at an old ruin temple Wat Kudi Dao is a restored ruin of a temple sit uated off the city island in the eastern area of Ayutthaya where we can share with your storytelling from local people a nd also other stories about Ayutthaya that you could not find on google or any travel book. We would like to ta ke you to some hidden place whereas not touristic.

Please note: Kindly be aware that proper attire is required to enter the Ayutthaya Historical Temples; Thailand Journeys staff will be pleased to advise you accordingly.

This captivating tour ends with your safe by sleeping night train to Chiang Mai

(Train No.9 / Ayutthaya-Chiang Mai / time: 19:45-07:15hrs* / Train fare is included).

 

** Please note that tour guide is not escorted along with the group to Chiang Mai.

Overnight on NIGHT TRAIN

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch included

Day 4Chiang Mai Train Station – Arrival - Doi Suthep Temple

Arrive at Chiang Mai Train Station, meet the tour guide (presented your name at the meeting point).

Meet tour guide and having a light snack before starting a half day up to Doi Suthep Temple.

Half Day City Tour & Doi Suthep Temple      (Tour Timing : 08:30-11:30hrs)         ** Private service

This tour features a scenic drive through the most historic areas of Chiang Mai, and includes a pass through the old city walls, city gates and moat. We will then drive around Chiang Mai’s popular areas, pass a local market, some foreign consulates and government buildings, drive by ‘Tapae Gate’ before continuing to the acclaimed temple Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. The temple is home to a holy relic of the Lord Buddha and considered by many to be the most sacred Wat in northern Thailand. Built by the King Gue-Na in 1383 and situated 3,500 feet above the sea level, it also offers a stunning panoramic view of the city for those brave ones who will climb the 300 steps to the top of its summit. Return to the hotel, check-in and free at leisure.

Note: Please dress respectfully by not wearing sleeveless T-shirts, shorts or strapless sandals when visiting Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

Overnight in CHIANG MAI

Meals: Light Breakfast Snack included

Day 5 - Day 7Experience Trek Mae Taeng Area - 3 days 2 nights (PRIVATE PROGRAM)

This is THE MAIN TREK for most of people who are looking for a remembrance to enhance life’s experience. The HIGHLY RECOMMENDED reason is the excellent program which is consisted of bamboo rafting, Elephant feeding and bathing or visiting hill tribe villages in an unspoiled jungle area. Let’s see how interesting the program is…………….?

One day before departure trek, at 18h00 the meeting will be arranged to give introduced to know each other before sharing the same trip. Also, the guide will present and inform about “how should you prepare yourself and all equipment supposed to bring along during the trek”.

Day 5Chiang Mai – Waterfall – Karen Hilltribe Village

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out from your hotel

Day 1st program :

MORNING

09h00 Depart from the hotel by truck. On route stop at Mae Malai local market to purchase some food and vegetables needed during the trek. stop at Mok Fah Waterfall for swimming and relaxation.

LUNCH

Transfer by truck to Baan Pang Lun for a local lunch.

 

AFTERNOON

 

Drive about half an hour along the wildly road to Huay Nam Dung National Park. Spend another  2 hours to trek from here to Baan Mae Jok, Karen village.

NIGHT

Arrive and explore around the village chitchatting with local people as well as joining local activities. Dinner and overnight at the village.

 

ACTIVITIES ON THE 1st DAY

** Along the natural trail, a tour guide will always lead and instruct how to walk in the jungle trail as well as shows the group various kinds of trees and vegetation seen during the trek **

Overnight in a basic bamboo cottage at hill tribe village.

(Dormitory room with basic mattress, mosquito net, no electricity, backpack can be provided on-request)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 6Karen Hilltribe Village – Elephant Feeding and Bathing

Day 2nd program :

Breakfast at the village.

MORNING

Trek about 3.5 – 4 hours to Karen village, Bann Pang Khao Laam. which?s quite Impressive because you will mostly trek under the shady of green trees.

LUNCH

Lunch at the village, guide will show his cooking skill by preparing lunch for the group.

AFTERNOON

Then, take time after lunch to walk around the village to see their local lifestyle.

NIGHT

Feeding the Elephant and bathing Elephant in the river. Dinner and overnight at the village. There? usually a camp fire with some entertainment (Jokes – Games – Funny Stories) lead by the guide after dinner

 

HIGHLIGHT OF THE 2nd DAY

** Elephant feeding and bathing in the bank of the river. ** An entertainment with Jokes – Games – Funny stories.

Overnight in a basic bamboo cottage at hill tribe village.

(Dormitory room with basic mattress, mosquito net, no electricity, backpack can be provided on-request)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 7Karen Hilltribe Village – Bamboo Raft – Chiang Mai

Day 3rd  program :

Breakfast at the village.

MORNING

Breakfast at the village. Take a very smooth bamboo rafting along the Mae Tang River for 1.5 – 2 hours (depend on water level) to Lahu hill tribe village at Baan Pong Ngan. Shortly break to view around visiting Lahu people and village. Continue exciting on the bamboo raft passing many rapids down to Shan village for 2 hours.

LUNCH

Lunch at Shan village.

AFTERNOON

Transfer back to Chiang Mai by local truck and transfer to your hotel.

   

IMPRESSION ON THE 3rd DAY

** Enjoy a marvelous bamboo rafting passing many rapids along the Mae Tang River **

WHAT TO SEE? WHAT TO GET?

* Able to learn distinctive customs, costumes & ornaments, life styles and dialects of different ethnic groups.

* Able to see various kinds of trees and vegetation.

REMARK: Timing is approximately and program can be change or switch without prior notice depends on local conditions.

Overnight in CHIANG MAI

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch included

Day 8Chiang Mai – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel, free at leisure and check-out. Transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for your departure flight

(flight TBA / not included).

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Pricing

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Rates are based on Twin/Dbl Room Sharing (USD) with English Speaking Local Expert

Validity for November 2023: 

Service terms and Condition

Remarks

  • Guests should be healthy and in good physical condition
  • Weather condition may impose changes in the program or the cancellation of certain activities
  • Guests need to bring a copy of their passport, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thai visa page with stamp
  • AVT Travel reserves the right to adjust our prices if any changes of tax & gasoline increasing in All Destinations.
  • No any reservations are made yet.

Booking & Payment

  • Pre-payment 100% (after services confirmed before guests’ arrival 30 days in advance).
  • Deposit 30% (after services are reserved for guarantee the booking).
  • Payment can be made by Bank Draft or SWIFT transfer payable to our Bank A/C.
  • All Bank services charge will be borne by the payee.
  • If payment is by credit card, an additional 3 or 4% will be added on to our tariff rates. 
  • American Express / Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
  • Bank draft or cashier’s cheque to be mailed to or Bangkok head office address.

Company cheque or personal cheques are NOT acceptable.

Cancellations

Cancellations will be charged as follows:

  • More than 60 days before arrival: no cancellation charge
  • 14-60 days before arrival: 10% of the price
  • 5-13 days before arrival: 50% of the price
  • Less than 5 days before arrival: 100 % of the price

Cancellation of Extra Services

  • For additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with tour programmes, cancellations will be charged as follows:
  • More than 30 days prior to the service will be refunded in full
  • 15 – 30 days in advance: 50% of the price;
  • Less than 15 days in advance: 100% of the price. (Unless we can negotiate otherwise with the hotel)

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